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The 2014 Grammy Nominations Are In! FULL LIST

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on BROADWAY - Seattle, WA
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on BROADWAY in Seattle

 

CBS decided they needed to pimp out LL Cool J some more, as he hosted the nominations special for the 2014 Grammy Awards. There were performances from MacklemoreTaylor Swift and Robin Thicke, all nominees of course. I can’t say there were any big snubs, but i’m sure some people’s fans are mad anyways. Jay Z lead the nominations with nine, and was followed closely behind by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar with seven. The ladies weren’t completely shut out, Rihanna and Katy Perry both got some Grammy love.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories!

 

Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Oh, David Bowie
Oh, David Bowie – Photo: J. King

Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Bowie - Eternal Cool
Bowie – Eternal Cool

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Trent Renzor? We are diggin' your scene. And abs.
Trent Renzor? We’re diggin’ your scene. And abs.

Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” —  Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musopgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

You can check out all the nominees at Grammy.com. The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

highhorse-kanye

[Ed. Note: I can’t WAIT to see Kanye NOT win for Yeezus, then jump on his Huffy Bike while he balances on his high horse that is trying not to fall off Yeezy’s soap box!! Who’s with me? #TeamMacklemoreYo  And a big whoo HOOO for Nine Inch Nails and David Bowie being recognized! – DivaJulia]

American Music Awards 2013 – Full Winners List

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Photos: ABC/AMAs

Yep. We sat through the entire awards show, but that ain’t no big thang. We always do, because it’s like my job or something. That sure doesn’t mean I don’t have biases or favorites, right? I wouldn’t be the opinionated human sack of gossip you’ve grown to barely tolerate love. Right? RIGHT???

Meh. Pitbull is okay, I guess.
Meh. Pitbull is okay, I guess.

So…here are the winners, and I don’t have too many complaints aside from Pitbull trying his hand at a hosting gig and the  Best New Artist…which clearly should have been awarded to our town’s  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, forpitysake. YOU know it and I know it; so let’s just move along.

WHAAAA??? ME????
WHAAAA??? ME????

Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake  

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B – Rihanna (Who was also presented with the AMA ICON Arward by her Mum.)

Favorite Album, Country – “Red,” by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop – “The Heist,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock – Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin – Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock – “Take Me Home,” by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl’s – Ariana Grande ( WHO??)

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country – Taylor Swift

Single of the Year – “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B – “The 20/20 Experience,” by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary – Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational – Matthew West

Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country – Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock – One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country – Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift

And one more time:

WHAAAA??? ME????
WHAAAA??? ME????

Overall, the shows was okay. I really was hoping for some wins for Bruno Mars, which would’ve given us a hot performance, but alas–Timberlake won those awards.  I did notice the  not-too-subtle public shaming of Robin Thicke. Hmmmmm…Not all the surprising.

Even Miley was decent; although her staging was, well–odd?

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WTAF? Oh. Right. “She’s just bein’ Maaaahleee, y’all.”

One more thing: How great did Joan Jett and Dave Grohl look? LOVE THEM!

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Overall, what did alla ya’ll think? Anyone with me on the Bruno Mars sitch?  Did ABC think they’d get more viewers/higher ratings with Timberlake winning performing? Just as simple questions; don’t LEAP all over me.

American Music Awards 2013 Nominees – Full List And Plenty Of Eyerolls Ahead

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - SIX Nominiations, yo!
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – SIX Nominiations, yo!

 

Seattle’s own Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack with six American Music Awards nominations, while he rest of the noms are fairly predictable.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

 

Bruno!!
Bruno!!

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Florida Georgia Line
Ariana Grande 
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Phillip Phillps

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell & T.I., “Blurred Lines”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK 
Bruno Mars
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
P!nk
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK 
One Direction, “Take Me Home”
Taylor Swift, “Red”
Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 
Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
Florida Georgia Line, “Here’s To The Good Times”
Taylor Swift, “Red”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP 
Jay Z, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail”
Kendrick Lamar, “good kid, m.A.A.d city”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Miguel
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B 
Ciara
Alicia Keys
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B 
Rihanna, “Unapologetic”
Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY 
Maroon 5
Bruno Mars
P!nk

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN 
Marc Anthony 
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
tobyMac
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii
Daft Punk
Calvin Harris
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
“The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film”
“Les Miserables”
“Pitch Perfect”

I know this isn’t the most popular statement I could make, but I’m just gonna say it–I really, really loathe The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.  Like ear bleed and migraine-type loathe. Whewwwww…that felt good to say.  I’d rather listen to Blurred Lines  on a  loop all summer long than listen to those cardboard box-kicking goons. Wait.  I did do just that…

Also? No Bowie? FFS.